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FASHION, NEWS / December 27 2011 9:37 AM

The Ladies Who Hunch: The Best and Worst Selling Cover Girls (and Boys) of the Year

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Some gals got it and some gals would sell their first born just to get it — that “je ne sais quoi”, that “It” factor that makes men want them, women want to be them, and magazine editors want to put them on their covers. But even with that hard-to-categorize quality, the magic can fall short. Some gals can sell a magazine and some gals should stick to their day jobs, starring in movies, recording dance-pop hits and whoring their lives out on basic cable. Assembled here are the biggest winners and losers of the Great Magazine Cover War of 2011.

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NEWS / November 17 2011 7:55 AM

Rehashing for the Cash-in: Situation Belatedly Suing Abercrombie & Fitch

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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of Jersey Shore “fame” is suing gay softcore porn outfit and occasional retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over that little PR stunt they pulled back in August. If memory fails you, A&F released a statement trying to distance themselves from the reality star, which quickly backfired when Fitch’s stocks plummeted later that day. Now, Sorrentino is asking for $4 million in damages.

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CULTURE, FASHION, GIRLS, MEN'S / June 6 2011 12:33 PM

5 FashionIndie Editors Go Under the Knife… Of Photoshop

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“OMG how does she get her skin so clear?” “Those cheekbones could cut glass – mine are so fat.” “Whoa cleavage! Why doesn’t mine look that perfect?”

The burning questions you hear when walking past the magazines in a bookstore, drug store or bodega. The thoughts that come to mind when you page through the glossy, celebrity-filled pages of Cosmopolitan, Shape, GQ or Glamour. The answers come in the form of digital plastic surgery. In addition to the dietitians, trainers, stylists, hair and makeup teams and radical pressure to uphold the skewed and artificial American standard of beauty, behind every celebrity is a talented and seasoned retoucher. With the help of Photoshop, faces are contoured, cleavage is shadowed, fat is sucked away and muscles are defined with the strategic use of a few very powerful digital tools. Read more…

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